Aged care residents receive half the funding of prisoners

Aged care residents receive around half the government funding of prisoners, the CEO of a Tasmanian nursing home has told local media.

Aged Care Deloraine CEO, Charlie Emmerton, told The Advocate it was “really sad” older members of the community receive such low levels of funding.

“On average we get $50,000 a year for a resident, which includes their daily care, cleaning, washing, medication, and food.

“If I was running a prison I would get $100,000 per inmate. In a prison they don’t need to be toileted or hand fed or help with putting their clothes on,” he said.

Mr Emmerton was commenting on the latest report by StewartBrown, which shows more than 50 per cent of the aged care operators surveyed are making a loss.

The results are even worse in outer regional and remote areas, where 65 per cent of homes made a loss, compared with 47 per cent in cities.

Texas Gets It Right, First.

I was going through my articles that I read for additional information on certain topics and I saw this article from a couple of years ago concerning rape kit reform. Take a look, In June 2017, Texas became the first state in the nation to enact all of Joyful Heart’s six legislative pillars of comprehensive rape kit reform. We asked Ilse Knecht, Joyful Heart’s Director of Policy & Advocacy, what this legislative victory means for our work. Watch a video of her conversation with Christine Show, Digital Platforms Manager.

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The First Year of Raising a Baby Can Lead to More Than 2,500 Arguments, Says New Survey | Parents

Giving birth to and raising a tiny human is tough. And it’s challenging for your relationship, as well. Now, a survey by and The Baby Show, conducted by OnePoll, has found that the first year of parenthood can lead to up to seven arguments a day—or over 2,500 arguments in the first year of the baby’s life.
The survey of 2,000 parents concluded that the most common disputes are over who is the most tired, who should get up at night, and 16% of couples are clashing over the lack of sex. Meanwhile, 17% are upset about the general lack of affection, and 12% have had a fight after one pressured the other to have sex.
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Is Drinking Alcohol During Early Pregnancy Healthy.

I’m an advocate for maternal healthcare and my goal is to encourage new an current moms to work at having a healthy pregnancy and holding off on any habit that may hinder you from delivering a healthy baby. I say this article and decided to share it with you, enjoy. While many public health campaigns maintain zero tolerance when it comes to alcohol and pregnancy, learn what the research actually tells us.
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What to Do When Baby Gets Sick: 7 Solutions | Parents

My son has always been a happy, easygoing kid. But at 4 months, Samuel was really cranky for a few days. I called the pediatrician’s office, and the nurse said it sounded like teething. That, though, didn’t seem right, so I asked to come in for a doctor’s take. I felt awkward. After all, I’d been a mom for a fraction of this nurse’s career. Who was I to second-guess someone with so much experience?

What I didn’t consider was that I’d developed my own expertise on Samuel. I could differentiate his feed-me wails from his cuddle-me whimpers and his I’m-so-sleepy sobs. Turns out, he wasn’t teething. He had an ear infection, one we were able to catch and treat early.
Indeed, parents can help docs diagnose properly. “To understand when a baby is sick, you have to understand what he’s like when he’s well–and that’s something a parent knows best,” says Paul Horowitz, MD, a pediatrician in Santa Clarita, California. Follow this guide to common childhood illnesses, how to treat them, and when to see the doctor.

This is a sign of an underlying problem rather than an illness on its own. “The body raises its temperature because the enzymes that fight infection work better at higher temperatures,” Dr. Horowitz says. A fever can be related to an ear infection, a cold, the flu, or it can be a reaction to a vaccine. Feverish kids are lethargic and irritable.

How to treat: Some parents have “fever phobia” and want to take their kids to the doctor for the slightest increase in temperature. But low-grade fevers (101 degrees or below) typically aren’t dangerous. Give baby Infants’ Tylenol, undress her, encourage her to drink fluids, and bathe her in tepid water. “Just wiping her down could lower her fever by a degree or two,” says Christopher Tolcher, MD, a pediatrician in Agoura Hills, California.
When to call the doctor: If your baby is a newborn (2 months or younger) and has even a low-grade fever, if your child is younger than 1 year and has a fever of 102 degrees or higher, if an older child has a fever of 104 degrees or higher, or if the fever (even a low-grade one) lasts more than three days. Drastic changes in behavior–such as your child’s becoming very lethargic–are also cause for concern.
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